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Basic Terms

Basic Terms

Author: Bob Kibler

At the end of this lesson you will be able:

  • properly use basic statistical terminology
  • classify variables into subgroups based on type
  • differentiate between descriptive and inferential statistics
  • evaluate the proper time to use an observation study and when to use an experimental study
  • determine the population in question
  • set up samples that properly represent the population being observed
  • Identify misleading statistics and graphs
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Measurements of scale

Observational and Experimental Studies

Sampling and data collection